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Title

Game Theory Course: 4.1 Introduction to Extensive-Form Games

Author

Jim Ratliff

Category

Game Theory

Subject

Extensive-form Games

Type

Article

Description

When we model a strategic economic situation we want to capture as much of the relevant detail as tractably possible. A game can have a complex temporal and information structure; and this structure could well be very significant to understanding the way the game will be played. These structures are not acknowledged explicitly in the game's strategic form, so we seek a more inclusive formulation. It would be desirable to include at least the following: 1) the set of players, 2) who moves when and under what circumstances, 3) what actions are available to a player when she is called upon to move, 4) what she knows when she is called upon to move, and 5) what payoff each player receives when the game is played in a particular way. We can incorporate all of these features within an extensive-form description of the game.

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